Japan win first women's world under-20 title
Vannes (France), Aug 25 (AFP) Japan won their first Women's World Under-20 title with a 3-1 victory over Spain in the final.
With favourites Germany and the United States -- who had won six of the last eight titles between them -- already eliminated, Japan made the most of their unexpected opportunity last night.
Hinata Miyazawa gave them a 38th-minute lead before Saori Takarada (57) and Fuka Nagano (65) put the game beyond the reach of Spain who grabbed a late consolation through Candela Andujar.
England defeated France 4-2 on a penalty shoot-out to finish third after their play-off had ended 1-1